High Water Point

Hurricane Sandy wasn’t the first storm Longport has seen. One of the worst storms in Longport history occurred in the winter of 1915; this storm damaged or ruined many of the original Longport homes and businesses, including Remington Cottage:

One of the most popular hotels in the area, The Aberdeen Hotel, was also damaged in the 1915 winter storm. Longport faced the extreme elements again in the storm of September 1924, which damaged the Aberdeen Hotel and many of the remaining original Longport homes and businesses:

One of the most memorable and destructive storms of today, Hurricane Sandy, established new high-water records for Longport and much of the Jersey Shore. Where were you when this storm hit? (Do you have photos of Hurricane Sandy or damage in Longport? Let us add them to our collection! Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  • Clue #1: Built in 1920, this favorite spot is at the meeting of 2 great waters.
  • Clue #2: There might not be much room in the sand, but the rocks are a great spot to fish the Ocean and the Bay.
  • Clue #3: From the high water point, head South down Atlantic Avenue approximately .3 miles. No need to get in the boat for your next clue – if you reach water, you’ve gone too far! Total distance from High Water Point: .3 miles.

Contact us

  • Address

    2305 Atlantic Avenue Longport, NJ 08403

  • Phone

    Library: (609) 487-7403

    Historical Museum: (609) 823-1115

  • Email

    Library: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Historical Society Museum: historicalsociety@longportpubliclibrary.org

Library Hours: Sunday 10-2, Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 to 8:00, Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm 

Museum Hours: Sunday 10-1, Monday 10am to 1pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12pm